Bridge Academy

Psalm 32:8

Robotics: Level C  

Description:  Ready to take your 6th - 8th-grade students' electronics and programming skills to the next level? Would you like to mix a bit of CAD (Computer Aided Design) skills as well? Robotics Level C is the third level in the Introduction to Robotics series. This course is designed to build on the electronics and programming skills learned in Introduction to Robotics: Level A and Level B with Advanced Electronics / Circuit competencies, intermediate and advanced python programming, and an introduction to Computer Aided Design. This class follows Robotics: Level B, and it is a great way to prepare students for high school STEM and Technology classes as well as pointing them toward a career in either electrical, mechanical, or software engineering. We will learn about basic Computer Aided Design via online CAD offerings such as TinkerCADOnShape, and Fusion 360. Students will get to print their 3D designs via a 3D Printer.

Introduction to Robotics: Level A and Level B or adequate previous classroom experience to prepare for Level: C

Supplies Needed:
 Raspberry Pi 3B or compatible clone device.
         o Acceptable clone devices are as follows:
             Orange Pi 4B with WiFi
             Odroid N2+
             Banana Pi BPI-M5 + WiFi
             Banana Pi BPI-M3
            Libre Potato
            Asus Tinker Board

Copy/Supply fee: $45.00 (paid directly to Phil Snipes due at Orientation or at the first class attended)

Annual tuition: $400.00 ($40.00/month for 10 months, August- May or $46/month if prorated or on a 9-month payment plan)

Phil Snipes

B.A. Computer Science - Database Technologies

B.A. Electrical Engineering

Phil Snipes is excited to join Bridge Academy to teach our students Robotics: Level B and Robotics: Level C. He has a background in electrical, computer, and software engineering, with a bachelor’s degree in computer science – database technologies from Strayer University. He is currently working in the Information Technology sphere as a Senior Data Engineer for Chesterfield County Government and possess over 25 years of programming and database experience. During his time in the US Navy, he attained an associates degree in Electrical Engineering and worked on varied electronic equipment such as LF, HF, UHF, and EHF transceivers, RADAR and Satellite communications equipment as well as computer Mainframe, desktop and server repair. 

Phil is a technology enthusiast and all-around geek. He enjoys spending time with family and sharing Bible-based Christian Apologetics subject matter with whoever will listen. He also enjoys outdoor exploration and is currently am serving as the Troop Master for Trail Life Troop VA-1782 which meets at Second Branch Baptist Church on Tuesday evenings at 7 PM. (Yes, that was a shameless plug and an invitation for all young men to join them!) Phil's wife and two sons are also part of the Bridge family. You may know his wife, Chef Snipes as she teaches several of our cooking classes and is famous among the students and staff for her amazing rolls and many other treats she helps her  students create. Both of his sons, Caleb and Eli attend Bridge Academy and have for several years. He is thrilled to be a part of Bridge Academy’s mission to produce competent young minds that are not only well educated but are also grounded in the transcendent truths of the Christian faith.